They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, but imitation might also be your best weight loss tool. Think of it like “monkey see, monkey do”: by regularly reading health blogs and watching how the bloggers incorporate diet and fitness into their everyday lives, it might ultimately inspire you to mimic their healthy habits. For your reading pleasure, we’ve selected seven standout health bloggers who will offer the inspiration, motivation, and advice you need to stay on track.
For Dynamic Workout Plans: Pumps & Iron
Writer and personal trainer Nicole of Pumps & Iron offers up awesome info on everything from workout pointers to healthy recipes to fashion advice. Although we always love Nicole’s shrewd fashion insight, the real highlight of this blog is the helpful variety of original workouts Nicole has designed. Looking to spice up your fitness routine? Head on over to the “workout” section of the blog, where Nicole indexes a bunch of her killer workouts organized by structure, equipment needed, target area, roundups, and tutorials.
For the Fit Student: Sarah Fit
Sarah, a certified personal trainer and soon-to-be holistic health coach, doles out smart health advice for college students and women in every life stage. Sarah’s workout library is full of upbeat videos and target-area exercises that can be done in small or restricted spaces, and her innovative healthy recipes are simple and inexpensive for college students.
For Positive Inspiration: Peanut Butter Fingers
This refreshingly down-to-earth Florida blogger will inspire you to keep up a healthy lifestyle. Aside from posting regular recipes and workouts, Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers (who’s adorable, by the way) shares fun tidbits about her traveling adventures, helpful beauty tips, and miscellaneous posts about her dog, husband and friends. Not only will she motivate you to stick with your health goals, she’ll also make you wish the two of you were BFFs.
For Romantics: Fitnessista
If you love being fit and happen to be a romantic, then you will love the Fitnessista. This personal trainer and blogosphere VIP focuses her blog on workouts, food and fashion, but also keeps her readers up to date on her love story with her husband, who is a pilot in the military.
For the Runner’s Diet: Fannetastic Food
This dietitian’s blog has tons of great recipes to make eating healthy easy and exciting, but running is the real heart and soul of Anne’s Fannetastic Food. A Washington, D.C. resident, Anne posts plenty of breathtaking photos taken during her runs around her the nation’s capital. She also shares a wealth of marathon-training tips and advice for any aspiring marathon runners out there.
For the Dog-Lover: A Foodie Stays Fit
Teri, a foodie and yoga fanatic based in North Carolina, raves about running in Vibrams and incorporates her lovable boxer, Maizey, into just about everything. “I’m slightly obsessed with her,” she admits on her blog. Alternating posts between recipes meant to fuel you for fitness and writing about running experiences, A Foodie Stays Fit is a refreshing celebration of health, the great outdoors, and our beloved canine friends.
For the Strong Yogi: Peanut Butter Runner
Whether you’re an advanced yogi or have never stepped foot on a yoga mat, you’ll love Jen’s blog. A yoga teacher, Jen features plenty of illustrated strength training routines to help you build strength and flexibility. After trying your hand at one of Jen’s killer workouts, finish with one of her yoga tutorials for a well-deserved stretch. In addition to workouts, the blog also includes an index of delicious plant-based meals as well as a healthy dose of sweet treats.